The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden by Mark BowdenFrom Mark Bowden, the preeminent chronicler of our military and special forces, comes The Finish, a gripping account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden. With access to key sources, Bowden takes us inside the rooms where decisions were made and on the ground where the action unfolded.
After masterminding the attacks of September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden managed to vanish. Over the next ten years, as Bowden shows, America found that its war with al Qaeda—a scattered group of individuals who were almost impossible to track—demanded an innovative approach. Step by step, Bowden describes the development of a new tactical strategy to fight this war—the fusion of intel from various agencies and on-the-ground special ops. After thousands of special forces missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, the right weapon to go after bin Laden had finally evolved. By Spring 2011, intelligence pointed to a compound in Abbottabad; it was estimated that there was a 50/50 chance that Osama was there. Bowden shows how three strategies were mooted: a drone strike, a precision bombing, or an assault by Navy SEALs. In the end, the President had to make the final decision. It was time for the finish.
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The Finish: The Killing of Osama Bin Laden
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The raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan was launched from Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda confirmed the death on May 6 with posts made on militant websites, vowing to avenge the killing. In the aftermath of the killing, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani formed a commission under Senior Justice Javed Iqbal to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack. Accounts of how bin Laden was located by U. The White House and CIA director John Brennan stated that the process began with a fragment of information unearthed in , resulting in years of investigation. This account states that by September , these leads followed a courier to the Abbottabad compound, where the U.